Gov. Fashola Finally Unveils The Tallest Hotel In West Africa

Date: 30-09-2013 8:24 am (8 years ago) | Author: Olusola Agbaje
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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, unveiled the N30 billion tallest hotel in West Africa, the Intercontinental Lagos.

The hotel located at Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is a 23-storey building with 358 rooms, 37 suites and a presidential suite.

The Intercontinental Lagos, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, IHG, is owned by the Milan Group.

Fashola said the new hotel showed that the economy of the country was witnessing growth daily but without corresponding employment.

According to him, “The new sector is the tourism sector. This is the only virgin sector in the country, and it will help address the challenges of unemployment in the country.”

The governor noted that the new hotel had helped to create new 650 direct jobs in the state, adding that with the construction of more hotels and hospitality outfits, more direct jobs would be created as well as numerous indirect jobs.

Chairman, Milan Group, Ramesh Valechha said the hotel will change the landscape of Lagos and boost the hospitality industry in the state.

He noted that the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, for the project was signed on March 31, 2004 while it took two years to complete the design work before the conceptualisation of the project began.

He revealed that the Lagos State Government, Skye Bank and Wema Bank were supportive of the project.

According to Valechha, building of the hotel cost over N30 billion, while 650 jobs were created for Nigerians.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akiolu 1; ex-governor of CBN, Joseph Sanusi, and other dignitaries.

Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:24 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- abelorode at 30-09-2013 08:29 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:29 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- wcollins at 30-09-2013 08:31 AM (8 years ago)
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Executive slaughter house for yoruba men..... shai.... yinka and bimbo dey for wahala now....the phyuking now no go get part 2....  Grin
Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:31 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Noble12 at 30-09-2013 08:33 AM (8 years ago)
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Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:33 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- merion at 30-09-2013 08:34 AM (8 years ago)
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kuul
Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:34 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ThoRam at 30-09-2013 08:49 AM (8 years ago)
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nice  Cool  

Posted: at 30-09-2013 08:49 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- doncoyon at 30-09-2013 09:35 AM (8 years ago)
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Na useless hotel in a useless city
Posted: at 30-09-2013 09:35 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 30-09-2013 09:44 AM (8 years ago)
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na hotel be lagos problem..our leaders with their thinking..please give people light and water first..
Posted: at 30-09-2013 09:44 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 30-09-2013 09:46 AM (8 years ago)
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na hotel lagos people go eat..
Posted: at 30-09-2013 09:46 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PeacetoU at 30-09-2013 09:53 AM (8 years ago)
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development is good if followed in the right way.
Posted: at 30-09-2013 09:53 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Chambestar at 30-09-2013 10:31 AM (8 years ago)
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capitalism at its worst.
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- Toks-E at 30-09-2013 10:51 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: wcollins on 30-09-2013 08:31 AM
Executive slaughter house for yoruba men..... shai.... yinka and bimbo dey for wahala now....the phyuking now no go get part 2....  Grin

Mehn

Posted: at 30-09-2013 10:51 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- BlueIxora at 30-09-2013 10:52 AM (8 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 30-09-2013 10:52 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goldtime at 30-09-2013 11:16 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: wcollins on 30-09-2013 08:31 AM
Executive slaughter house for yoruba men..... shai.... yinka and bimbo dey for wahala now....the phyuking now no go get part 2....  Grin
how you know?I dey erect my CCTV there checking who and who dey patronize ,Ms and cross -road Mr.
Posted: at 30-09-2013 11:16 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goldtime at 30-09-2013 11:29 AM (8 years ago)
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Thanx to God  ! Impressive to know that some of the best hoteliers in the world can be found in Nigeria ,symbol of excellence .Nigeria is investment friendly country despite all of our challenges .
Posted: at 30-09-2013 11:29 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ZION7ZION at 30-09-2013 11:46 AM (8 years ago)
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what a funny country, instead of the man to tackle the traffic jam in lagos, yoruba touts,poor electricity water and road the best thing to do is to build the tallest hotel in west africa for all these randy yoruba men , what a shame Angry Angry
Posted: at 30-09-2013 11:46 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Rwangee at 30-09-2013 12:01 PM (8 years ago)
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Poor man go sleep dia mtcheeew.
Posted: at 30-09-2013 12:01 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 30-09-2013 12:05 PM (8 years ago)
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Hotel for ritualist and occultic people, if u miss road there ur own don go.
Posted: at 30-09-2013 12:05 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- ebiteck at 30-09-2013 12:41 PM (8 years ago)
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i see
Posted: at 30-09-2013 12:41 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 2bify at 30-09-2013 12:47 PM (8 years ago)
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but light and water better pass this hotel, cos the hotel go dey more expensive without light and soon the hotel go dey smell because there is not water, yeye leaders, house dey on fire una dey build hotel
Posted: at 30-09-2013 12:47 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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